# 4, 9 or 5 letters? [duplicate]

I recently came across a nice quickie, so here it goes:

What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters and never has 5 letters.

Sorry, if it is on the site already - I couldn't find it here

• @JonMarkPerry Can't believe I missed these typos - thanks for edit Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 6:18
• It's already answered here: quora.com/… Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 7:23
• Are we supposed to answer the question in the title? Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 13:11
• I was tempted to post this riddle two days ago as well, but it turned out to be posted already here: What is the solution? Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 15:06

Correct

Has four letters

"what" has four letters

Sometimes has nine letters

"sometimes" has nine letters

Never has five letters

"never" has five letters

What : 4 letters, sometimes : 9 letters, never : 5 letters, so is the answer 'correct'?

• Although your answer was posted a bit earlier (14 seconds, so I guess it's no big deal anyway), I believe @benzene's answer was more complete. Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 6:21